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China-1 astronaut group, 1998
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Requirement: pilot astronauts for the Shenzhou program.

Date: 1998.


More at: China-1 astronaut group, 1998.

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Li Qinglong Chinese pilot taikonaut, 1996-on.Trained together with Wu Jie in Russia in for one year beginning in November 1996. They formed the basis of the Chinese astronaut cadre for the Shenzhou program.

Wu Jie Chinese pilot taikonaut 1996-on.

Nie Haisheng Chinese pilot taikonaut 1998-on. Backup commander, Shenzhou 9 mission.

Yang Liwei Chinese pilot taikonaut 1998-2006. First Chinese man in space. Retired thereafter, becoming Vice-Director of the China Astronaut Research and Training Center; by 2010 was Deputy Director of the Project 921 Office.

Fei Junlong Chinese pilot taikonaut 1998-on. Commanded Shenzhou 6 mission. PLAAF pilot, flight trainer and flight technology inspector.

Liu Buoming Chinese pilot taikonaut 1998-on. In the 05/2003 issue of Fliegerrevue, this was one of 12 new names listed as Chinese astronauts in training. Selected in 2008 as prime crew of Shenzhou 7

Jing Haipen Null

Zhai Zhigang Chinese pilot taikonaut 1998-on. First taikonaut to walk in space.

Liu Wang Chinese pilot taikonaut 1998-on.

Chen Quan Chinese pilot taikonaut, 1998-on. Chen was a PLAAF regiment commander when selected. Commanded Shenzhou 7 mission.

Deng Qingming Chinese pilot taikonaut, 1998-on. PLAAF pilot. Selected in the first Chinese cosmonaut detachment.

Pan Zhanchun Chinese PLAAF Pilot. In the 05/2003 issue of Fliegerrevue, this was one of 12 new names listed as Chinese astronauts in training. However did not appear later in association with the manned space program.

Yuhangyuan 1? Null

Yuhangyuan 2? Null

Zhang Xiaoguan Null

Zhao Chuandong Chinese pilot taikonaut, 1998-on. In the 05/2003 issue of Fliegerrevue, this was one of 12 new names listed as Chinese astronauts in training. PLA Air Force



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